Runner’s guide: Want to hit the ground running?

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We’ve pulled together the sleekest, techiest, ready-to-go gear that helps get you moving on the road or on the trail: Part 1

Runner’s guide: Get Rugged on the trail

Asics GEL-FujiLyte running shoe

If you like the idea of a trail-ready racing flat, this is it. The FujiLyte (227g) rides low on minimal cushioning, but with toothy traction underfoot.

The upper is super-airy and even the tongue is almost paper-thin. The result is a fast-feeling shoe that handles anything from flat trails to mountain scrambles. Best suited for runners with good mechanics.

More trail running shoes from Asics

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CEP Run Merino Short Cut sock

The mid-shin length of these socks does a great job keeping dirt, pebbles and sticks from getting between your feet and sock and irritating your skin.

They serve up the natural, body temperature-regulating benefits of wool, but are blended with polyamide, spandex and polypropylene to help keep their shape after multiple washings. The padding in high-pressure zones ensures comfort.

Still not enough? More for the trail:

Runner’s guide: Get slick on the road

JBL Under Armour headphones wireless

Thanks to a twist-locking fit to your ear, JBL guarantees these Bluetooth buds will never hurt, fall out or get in your way, even during the most rigorous workout. And an IPX5 rating means they’ll survive copious amounts of sweat, too.

Put that to the test with the MapMyFitness Premium membership that comes with your purchase. There’s also a heart-rate measuring edition coming later in the year.

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Skechers GoRun4 shoe

This is a breathable, flexible, crazy-light (221g) shoe. It’s built to promote landing on your midfoot instead of your heel for the most efficient running possible, with a minimal ‘drop’ from heel cush to forefoot cush.

The GoRun4 feels about as freeing as the Nike Free RN Distance, but has a touch more structure to it. A roomy fit, especially in the forefoot, lets toes splay out wide for a natural feel.

Still not enough? More for the road:

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